SLS Mirror Dec - Jan 2017 - Page 9

URBAN RENEWAL MISSION INTERNSHIP 2016-17 AMC also gave an opportunity to SLS students to become a part of Smart city projects and the students took it sportingly. They actively helped in making various parts of the city get rid of unwanted posters and hoardings. They helped the trees to breathe in by de-cluttering them of unwanted material things and contributed in the tree-up keeping exercise. They also participated in the cleanliness drive at Sabarmati Riverfront and learnt about the public amenities at the Flower Park, Riverfront park, Dhobi Ghat and Biodiversity Park. As part of student assessment for the internship, zone-wise presentations were taken wherein students discussed their positive experiences and suggested measures for improvement for making Ahmedabad city a better place to live in. They also added that the role of citizens is vital in maintaining and making the city into a smart city. They also shared these experiences in writing in the URMI diaries provided to them at the time of orientation. The entire URMI programme ended at a positive note with felicitation of the students through certiļ€cates by Dr Tejas Bhandari, Assistant Commissioner, AMC, Prof Tarun Shah, Registrar, PDPU, Prof Nigam Dave-Director and Dean, SLS, Dr D Sriram, Dr Reddy and Dr Nizami- faculty coordinators for URMI with special thank of note to the administrative coordinators Ms Hetal Vasani, amenities in-charge, Mr Vipul Shah and the Accounts Department of PDPU. 7